English Language & Literature
Every JYian an effective communicator using Standard English.
To achieve value-added results by equipping JYians with lifelong learning skills and values.
Long Term Goals
1) To develop JYians into confident and competent communicators
2) To develop a strong reading culture amongst JYians3) To achieve value – added results in English Language
Stand and Deliver and TED Talks
The English Department has embarked on a school-wide public speaking programme – Stand & Deliver (S&D) and TED Talks during morning assembly. These public speaking platforms aim to develop every JYian into confident and competent speakers of the English language. More details are available here on the Applied Learning Programme (ALP) write-up.
EL Reading Programme and Reading Awareness Week
The department has continued to encourage students to read to help them develop their general knowledge and instil good reading habits by subscribing to the Straits Times and providing in-house reading material fortnightly.
Reading Awareness Week is aimed to encourage students to develop the love for reading. Fun and engaging activities are carried out during the week, exposing students to different kind of reading materials. Students are also given an opportunity to discuss and share about their favourite novels with their peers.
EL Intensive Programme (Graduating classes)
This programme is intended to equip our students with specific examination skills to prepare them for the GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ level examinations during term time and school holidays. Through this programme, our students are more confident and motivated to do well in their national examinations.
English Enrichment and Grammar Programmes
The department also embarked on a series of topical enrichment lectures to equip graduating students with the necessary knowledge and language skills to tackle the GCE O Level examination. The skills were conducted both by English Language teachers and invited speakers. Topics ranged from education to the aged.
Offering Literature as an Elective in Secondary 3
In addition, this is also the first year that the English Department has offered Upper Secondary English Literature as an Elective subject for Secondary 3 Express students. Helmed by Miss Lynette Wong, the inaugural class of 17 students study The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, poetry and unseen prose. Literature students understand themselves and others better in a multicultural and interconnected world by exploring the depth and breadth of the human experience through works of literature.
|Students preparing for their group presentation |
with the help of the instructor.
|Students brainstorming ideas for their group presentation. |
|Vice-Principal, Mr Peter Quah, discussion student's Stand & Deliver experiences.|| Students presenting during morning assembly for |
the Reading Awareness Week (RAW)
|Students presenting on the books that they have |
read during RAW.
|Sec 4E5N students attending English Enrichment Lecture |
by Republic Polytechnic lecturer Mr CJ Hong.
|Sec 2E Literature students during a hot seat session convincing one another of their view points.||Sec 3E Literature students enacting their scripts created |
from selected chapters.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Mdm P Manimegalai
HOD (English Language & Literature)
Ms Francesca Chan
Subject Head (English Language & Literature)
| Mr Kartik Aravind Raj|
Class 4E3 Form Teacher
Ms Shynn Lim Shi Ying
Year Head (Lower Sec)
| Mr Adrian Tan|
HOD (Character & Citizenship Ed)
|Ms Elydia Azman|
Class 2E2 Form Teacher
|Ms Lynette Wong|
Class 3E2 Form Teacher
|Ms Tricia Lee|
Class 3A2 Form Teacher
|Ms Ek Ben Yee|
Class 1A3 Form Teacher
|Ms Maybellina Lim |
Class 1E3 Form Teacher
|Ms Teoh Cheng Ling|
Class 4E3 Form Teacher
|Ms Nur Nadiyah Abdullah|
AED / Class 2T1 Form Teacher
| Mr Billy Goh|
|Mdm Kurusamy G.|
| Mrs Choong Lay Len|